Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Drift Magazine Interview

Recently, Rachel Bardin an excellent photographer and generally interesting person was gracious enough to come over to my studio/house and talk for several hours about my thoughts on painting, photography, and teaching. You can check out her personal photographic work HERE

I am very thankful for her ability to whittle down the conversation to something resembling coherency. Reading the responses, I can tell how mentally preoccupied I was from a busy day of teaching. Frequently it takes me a while to switch gears. My favorite quote, which didn't make it in was "maybe things were just more brown then" in relation to late 70's photographs (this statement is currently written in pencil on my studio wall). And the question of whether or not young adults will see low resolution pixelated photographs as romantic once the early 2000's becomes "vintage". Maybe I will strike it rich by making that an Instagram filter.

 Without further ado, I very happy to present an online interview about my artwork found HERE!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

follow me

Below is a progress report on the painting that I am currently calling "Follow Me". One really exciting and fun aspect of this painting is the presence of Aliya and Ansley, my adorable nieces.
This is the stopping point at the end of the day, so I can walk out of the studio for the evening.
Yesterday I also worked on two smaller 5" x 7" paintings:
Last, but not least, I have opened up the can of worms in my solo dad painting, "Dad with Floating Hands". Directly below is the last "finished" version of the painting and below that is the current version very much in progress version. 
This painting's current resting place, I think I need to let it dry for a day or so before diving back in. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mid-May Progress

First Day of Spring, 24" x 20", oil on canvas, 2012
The completed painting, now titled First Day of Spring. I am happy to say that in my delay of posting this painting has left to Annapolis and was sold this past week at Wynn Bone's Gallery! Hooray for people who purchase paintings.

I am currently wrapping up several commissions of "tiny-smalls" and plan to post the results soonish.

Fresh starts are springing up in my studio currently. Color is something I am trying to push around more, but I seem to have come up with a familiar (many too much so) palette so far.